Alas military service nipped this promising debut in the bud. By the time it was over in 1934, Vigneau had succumbed to the economic crisis affiicting the entire nation and changed direction, taking up the moving image. It was again Lucien Chauffard, now head of photography at the Renault factories, who offered Doisneau a job. He accepted it on April 12, 1934, shortly before his marriage to Pierrette
Chaumaison, on November 28 that same year.
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